So much of what goes wrong with human behavior centers on this idea.
Does Mandarin Chinese have the concept of what we call "plausible deniability"? If so, what is the HanZi for it? If not, is there a simple way to explain it in English (with references to Chinese culture) that a native Mandarin speaker could relate to?
With respect to Kevman's comment about needing more context, I am asking about "plausible deniability" in the context of some mischievous or malicious behavior done to another person in such a way that it's impractical to demonstrate that the motive is malicious; such behavior would have "plausible deniability" because it's easy to hide the true intent of the act.Note 1
Note 1 It's also worth noting that behavior which is plausibly deniable is not automatically mischievous simply because motives are opaque.